SONY BRAVIA KD49XE9005 (10 bit) 4K HDR TV (6 year warranty) - £839 @ Richer Sounds (price matching Currys deal)
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SONY BRAVIA KD49XE9005 (10 bit) 4K HDR TV (6 year warranty) - £839 @ Richer Sounds (price matching Currys deal)

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Found 2nd JanEdited by:"G0rdonGekko"
Richer Sounds telesales team have price matched the Currys £849.00 deal and beat it by £10.

Ring up 0333 900 0093 and choose option 1 for the telesales team.

Ask to price match Currys deal.

Link to Currys thread below:

hotukdeals.com/dea…112

They did for me.

Hurry just in case Currys pull the code.

Job done.
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deany7619 m ago

Not watched TV in 9 years.Do I miss it?No.


Cool story bro
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You’ve put ‘full 10 bit’ as though it’s important, but does it also have local dimming as the panel on its own with edge illumination still won’t be a true HDR image?
paulj4838 s ago

You’ve put ‘full 10 bit’ as though it’s important, but does it also have lo …You’ve put ‘full 10 bit’ as though it’s important, but does it also have local dimming as the panel on its own with edge illumination still won’t be a true HDR image?


This TV has full array local dimming
Arghhhh! Don't do this to me! I have been looking for excuses not to buy this TV! Going to be hard to resist at this price!
Just ordered for £839

Not sure if they are going to do OLED in a 49 (which I need), so I went ahead

Winter Olympics next month so just in time

Cheers
deany7619 m ago

Not watched TV in 9 years.Do I miss it?No.


Cool story bro
My brother just bought this exact size and model from richer sounds for £864 exactly 5 days ago, could we get refunded the difference since it's £25 cheaper in the same store now? How can i find this out? Thanks in advance to any1 who helps me out
Edited by: "prynolfc" 2nd Jan
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paulj4820 m ago

You’ve put ‘full 10 bit’ as though it’s important, but does it also have lo …You’ve put ‘full 10 bit’ as though it’s important, but does it also have local dimming as the panel on its own with edge illumination still won’t be a true HDR image?


Title amended
paulj4826 m ago

You’ve put ‘full 10 bit’ as though it’s important, but does it also have lo …You’ve put ‘full 10 bit’ as though it’s important, but does it also have local dimming as the panel on its own with edge illumination still won’t be a true HDR image?


It's the best HDR TV at this price. HDTV Polska measured the contrast and peak brightness in a variety of scenes:
translate.google.co.uk/tra…xt=

The PQ-based HDR formats (HDR10, Dolby Vision etc.) use the 10-bit depth to record the Rec. 2020 colour space and brightnesses between 0 and 10,000cd/m². Unless a TV can reproduce both of those it's not 10-bit output in HDR terms.

Nothing currently on the market gets close, and for the forseeable future the best question to ask about HDR ability is 'How much does it have?' and not 'Is it True/Full HDR?'.
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 2nd Jan
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EndlessWaves8 m ago

It's the best HDR TV at this price. HDTV Polska measured the contrast and …It's the best HDR TV at this price. HDTV Polska measured the contrast and peak brightness in a variety of scenes:https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fhdtvpolska.com%2Fsony-xe9005-kd-55xe9005-test-android-tv-2017-4k-hdr%2F&edit-text=The PQ-based HDR formats (HDR10, Dolby Vision etc.) use the 10-bit depth to record the Rec. 2020 colour space and brightnesses between 0 and 10,000cd/m². Unless a TV can reproduce both of those it's not 10-bit output in HDR terms.Nothing currently on the market gets close, and for the forseeable future the best question to ask about HDR ability is 'How much does it have?' and not 'Is it True/Full HDR?'.


This TV is another league in terms of the 50"'ers:

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rtings.com/tv/…nch

The scores in comparison to the Samsung UN49MU8000 are mental:
Price at Currys before voucher is £999
Bought this from a local store for £1200 a few months ago, 5 year warranty could I get them to take it back refund then purchase
G0rdonGekko38 m ago

This TV is another league in terms of the 50"'ers:[Image] …This TV is another league in terms of the 50"'ers:[Image] https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/best/by-size/48-49-50-inchThe scores in comparison to the Samsung UN49MU8000 are mental:


To be fair that list from North America is missing most of the competition in the UK. There's no Q7, No EX750, Not even the MU8000 (the one listed corresponds to the MU7000 here, see the bottom of it's review).

The XE90 still comes out ahead though.
Just went to Currys and it's up to 999 again. Damn..
Just be careful with the Bravia range. Their WiFi connectivity is terribly unreliable, so much so that we’ve been unable to use ours with our BT Smart Hub for the last few months and have had to resort abandoning the smart functionality altogether
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alexc10011 m ago

Just be careful with the Bravia range. Their WiFi connectivity is terribly …Just be careful with the Bravia range. Their WiFi connectivity is terribly unreliable, so much so that we’ve been unable to use ours with our BT Smart Hub for the last few months and have had to resort abandoning the smart functionality altogether


Sure it's not your BT hub? My 2 Bravias have great connectivity to my Sky broadband. Android software on the Sonys is crap and crashes a lot, every update makes it worse.
pramt33 m ago

Just went to Currys and it's up to 999 again. Damn..


So phone up Richer Sounds and get it for £839! (If ya quick)

Read the 1st post
niceroundpound20 m ago

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What?
InTheKnow4443 m ago

So phone up Richer Sounds and get it for £839! (If ya quick)Read the 1st …So phone up Richer Sounds and get it for £839! (If ya quick)Read the 1st post


Wish I could do that but am stuck with Currys vouchers
monkeyhanger7519 m ago

Sure it's not your BT hub? My 2 Bravias have great connectivity to my Sky …Sure it's not your BT hub? My 2 Bravias have great connectivity to my Sky broadband. Android software on the Sonys is crap and crashes a lot, every update makes it worse.


It’s to do with the hub using dual band frequencies and the TV not being able to differentiate between the two. We’ve tried splitting the frequencies, resetting the tv, got the router replaced etc. Literally spent 8 to 10 hours trying to get it resolved.

Sony were as helpful as a chocolate teapot.

Needless to say I won’t be buying another Sony tv again
InTheKnow4447 m ago

So phone up Richer Sounds and get it for £839! (If ya quick)Read the 1st …So phone up Richer Sounds and get it for £839! (If ya quick)Read the 1st post


Why they shoul make £839 if price at Currys gone up ? Deal expired
Yep this has expired
jeffersonlee771 h, 3 m ago

Bought this from a local store for £1200 a few months ago, 5 year warranty …Bought this from a local store for £1200 a few months ago, 5 year warranty could I get them to take it back refund then purchase


In a word...no
Edited by: "RonBurgundy1" 2nd Jan
Has anyone still tried it with Richer sounds to make sure?
Should I buy this one or go for same TV but 55"?
shpanalim5 m ago

Should I buy this one or go for same TV but 55"?



Really is a question only you can answer : )
alexc1001 h, 3 m ago

Just be careful with the Bravia range. Their WiFi connectivity is terribly …Just be careful with the Bravia range. Their WiFi connectivity is terribly unreliable, so much so that we’ve been unable to use ours with our BT Smart Hub for the last few months and have had to resort abandoning the smart functionality altogether


In case anyone is wondering, as I was, there is an Ethernet port, if your hub is close enough to wire in.
InTheKnow44414 m ago

Has anyone still tried it with Richer sounds to make sure?


Yes, I just bought it for 839 from them, well chuffed
BT
monkeyhanger7556 m ago

Sure it's not your BT hub? My 2 Bravias have great connectivity to my Sky …Sure it's not your BT hub? My 2 Bravias have great connectivity to my Sky broadband. Android software on the Sonys is crap and crashes a lot, every update makes it worse.


BT hubs are pretty awful.
alexc1001 h, 8 m ago

Just be careful with the Bravia range. Their WiFi connectivity is terribly …Just be careful with the Bravia range. Their WiFi connectivity is terribly unreliable, so much so that we’ve been unable to use ours with our BT Smart Hub for the last few months and have had to resort abandoning the smart functionality altogether


BT hubs are pretty awful. I find that restarting them sometimes helps. But in the end I had to swap it out for a worse (feature wise) ADSL router but more reliable one.
Edited by: "Enet" 2nd Jan
InTheKnow44420 m ago

Has anyone still tried it with Richer sounds to make sure?


Yes I tried earlier and they wouldn't do it because the currys price had gone up. They will however beat the Hughes price by £10 so it's still a good offer. I might hold out and see if the price goes down further, chances are that it will!
This is a great TV for the price, but has only 2 HMDI 2.0 ports which is useless for someone with multiple HDR inputs (eg. PS4 Pro, Xbox One X/S, Sky Q, Nvidia Shield etc.) . Really annoying on the part of Sony to do that to an otherwise great TV.
shpanalim20 m ago

Should I buy this one or go for same TV but 55"?


I went for the 49 cos I want it in the corner of the room

If I had a room large enough, I might have gone bigger but think I read anywhere that you should limit your TV to two and a half times the width of the set x the distance you view it from

49" = 122.5 inches from TV to your eye
55" = 137.5 inches from TV to your eye

ect

Scroll down for a very useful tool to help you decide which TV is best for you

rtings.com/tv
alexc1001 h, 12 m ago

Just be careful with the Bravia range. Their WiFi connectivity is terribly …Just be careful with the Bravia range. Their WiFi connectivity is terribly unreliable, so much so that we’ve been unable to use ours with our BT Smart Hub for the last few months and have had to resort abandoning the smart functionality altogether


Sony have been using the Bravia label for their TVs since 2005. The wi-fi hardware and software will have changed many times over the years.

How much in common does your model have with this one?
a-j9 m ago

In case anyone is wondering, as I was, there is an Ethernet port, if your …In case anyone is wondering, as I was, there is an Ethernet port, if your hub is close enough to wire in.


I bought a bt flex to do this via the power lines for my Bravia (much older than this one), it works well for me.
pheonixwright23 m ago

Yes I tried earlier and they wouldn't do it because the currys price had …Yes I tried earlier and they wouldn't do it because the currys price had gone up. They will however beat the Hughes price by £10 so it's still a good offer. I might hold out and see if the price goes down further, chances are that it will!


After missing out on the 8004/£529 deal, I'm so glad I got this for £839 earlier
alexc10049 m ago

It’s to do with the hub using dual band frequencies and the TV not being a …It’s to do with the hub using dual band frequencies and the TV not being able to differentiate between the two. We’ve tried splitting the frequencies, resetting the tv, got the router replaced etc. Literally spent 8 to 10 hours trying to get it resolved.Sony were as helpful as a chocolate teapot.Needless to say I won’t be buying another Sony tv again


Are you sure it's not the bt hub smart set up getting in the way? It caused me problems with my Xbox years ago, it's where any new connection to the hub defaults to a parental settings page which you must dismiss before you get online. Not so useful on a device without browser which just sits unconnected. Just trying to think of ideas as mine is absolutely fine with my bt homehub, wireless and wired.
Inyourendo10 m ago

This is a great TV for the price, but has only 2 HMDI 2.0 ports which is …This is a great TV for the price, but has only 2 HMDI 2.0 ports which is useless for someone with multiple HDR inputs (eg. PS4 Pro, Xbox One X/S, Sky Q, Nvidia Shield etc.) . Really annoying on the part of Sony to do that to an otherwise great TV.


Actually it has FOUR HDMI 2.2 ports!!!!
BrianM3 m ago

Actually it has FOUR HDMI 2.2 ports!!!!


Unfortunately, only two offer the full HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, see here: rtings.com/tv/…00e


This will specifically affect both PS4 Pro & Xbox one X consoles as well as Sky Q as they need the full bandwidth for their framerates . It's disappointing. I was this close to purchasing this TV
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